8 Things To Do In Trang, Thailand

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Trang is located in Southern Thailand and is a good place to visit for those who are enthusiastic about Thai culture. You will meet friendly people while viewing this spectacular island and you can also try some of Thailand’s best local food here. You can visit Trang by bus, train or by flying with Nok Air. Trang is an amazing coastal province with a magnificent shoreline along the Andaman Sea. In the past, Trang was a less popular place with tourists but it has now gained attention after much promotion on the part of Thailand. Trang has its own attractions which include breathtaking islands and beaches as well as remarkable limestone mountains. Read on to learn about the best things to do in Trang!

1. Koh Libong

Koh Libong village
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It takes 30 minutes to reach Koh Libong island by boat, from Hat Yao Ban Chao Mai Pier. The island is also part of the Libong Archipelago Wildlife Reserve. You will find beautiful beaches such as Tup Beach, Chui Hoi Cape, Thuat Cape and Tho Chai Cape. Tourists can walk along the beach during low tide from Chui Hoi Cape to Koh Tup, allowing you to see the seabirds and mangrove birds. This place is also a Muslim fishing village. You can always see the fishermen out doing their day’s work. You will love the serene environment here.

Koh Libong

Address: Ko Libong, Kantang District, Trang

Website: Beautiful Sights of Koh Libong

2. Haad Farang (Haad Sai Yao), Koh Muk

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In Thai, farang means foreigner. This beautiful bay is a favourite place for backpackers and it is surrounded by jungle and limestone cliffs. It is suitable for a family vacation as well. The beauty of the island is far from the hustle and bustle of Chaweng beach on Koh Samui or Kamala in Phuket. What can you do here? Go rent a kayak and paddle around the corner to Tham Morakot, which is also known as Emerald Cave. It is an amazing place, but make sure to bring a torch in order to prevent slamming into the cavern walls.

Haad Farang (Haad Sai Yao), Koh Muk

Address: Ko Muk, Ko Libong, Kantang District, Trang

Website: Amazing Island

3. Thung Kai Botanical Garden

Canopy walkway at Peninsular Botanical Garden (Thung Khai),Trang - panoramio (1)
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It will be a thrilling adventure when you visit this botanical garden. In English, it is known as the Trang Peninsular Botanical Garden. This beautiful place is quite large and you can get a tuk-tuk or motorbike at Trang town to help cover the distance. You will be amazed by the lovely view and the garden path. To those who appreciate nature, this is a very serene place for you. There are a variety of rare plants and trees that are well maintained by a local conservationist group. You can see the names of the plants and trees, which are labelled in Thai as well as Latin. The walk is even more fun when you go through the canopy walk because it leads you deeper into the jungle.

Thung Kai Botanical Garden

Address: Thung Khai, Yan Ta Khao District, 92140 Trang

Website: Flora and Fauna in Botanical Garden

4. Khao Kop Cave

Unseen Khao Luang Cave
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Next, let’s explore this spectacular cave. If you plan to visit the cave, take a boat ride along the stream, which you can alternate with some walking exploration of the magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. To get out of this cave, all travellers need to lie down on a boat in order to avoid a head injury from the low hanging rock.

Khao Kop Cave

Address: Huai Yot District, Trang

Website: Khao Kop Cave

5. Ko Muk and Morakot Cave

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Both places are stunning points in Trang. They are comprised of high and majestic cliffs fronting the sea to the west, with a fishing village to the east. You can see the swallow birds, which make the cliffs their homes. Morakot Cave is located on the island’s western side, which is where the entrance to the cave is found. Access to the cave can only be granted by boat, during low tide. If you want to get to Ko Muk, the trip will take about 40 minutes, by boat, from Pak Meng Pier in Amphoe Sikao.

Ko Muk and Morakot Cave

Address: Ko Muk, Trang

Website: Ko Muk and Morakot Cave

6. Rajamangala Aquarium

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This large aquarium in Trang is located inside the Rajamangala Institute of Technology. Here you will have the chance to see freshwater and marine fish, fish ponds, amphibians and a model of mangrove forest. It looks like a real forest and there are 61 different types of displays in Rajamangala Aquarium. It is located about 30km from Trang city.

Rajamangala Aquarium

Address: Mai Fat, Sikao District, Trang

Website: Rajamangala Aquarium

7. Trang Food Festival

Bun Mam Soc Trang - fish, prawns, pork - Vinh Long Market  VND20000
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Enjoy a wide variety of delicious foods at the Trang Food Festival, which is held annually on the 30th of March to the 3rd of April at the Somdech Phra Srinagarindra Park 95. The festival also aims to promote local food in Trang province. You will be happy to see and eat a variety of foods such as Chinese and Thai, as well as seafood dishes, all for an affordable price. If you are a foodie, come here and review the tasty foods in Trang. There are also other activities held during this festival, like an eating championship and lively local entertainment.

Trang Food Festival

Address: Somdech Phra Srinagarindra Park 95

Website: Trang Food Festival

8. Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony

Bouquet Wedding Ceremony
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In the past, Trang was widely renowned to Thais as a land full of love. Today, visitors can continue that tradition with this quirky and one of a kind underwater wedding ceremony. The greatness of this event has received worldwide attention and has even found its way into the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records with the largest underwater wedding ceremony in 2000.

Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony

Address: 188 Kantang Road, Aumphur Muang, Trang

Website: Underwater Wedding

Trang is the one Thailand's most fascinating provinces!

So, what are you waiting for? Trang is a perfect place for you, your family and friends. From its beautiful beaches and friendly people, right up to the activities and delicious local food to enjoy, this is an absolute gem of a destination.

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